5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older

5 Exercise Myths for People 55 and Older

While it’s expected that most older people tend to slow down with age, the notion that seniors and soon-to-be seniors should trade in exercise and their active lifestyles for bingo and rocking chairs is definitely antiquated, say physical therapists. And yet, when it...
Five Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

Five Fitness Tips to Keep Introverts Moving

If you have a more introverted personality, joining a gym, exercise class or workout group may not be your cup of tea. But, that doesn’t have to hold you back from achieving fitness or weight-loss goals.  Finding a workout routine that fits your personality is one of...
Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

Strength Training Critical for Active, Independent Aging

To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, physical therapists have an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening exercise. “Essential to staying...
Pools Offer Fitness and Relief for Older Adults

Pools Offer Fitness and Relief for Older Adults

While drinking plenty of water is critical to life, health and healing, simply submerging your body in water (i.e., a pool) opens up opportunities for relief and fitness for those who otherwise may have difficulty exercising. This is especially important for aging...
Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

Dog Owners More Likely to Meet Fitness Benchmarks

It turns out our furry friends have more to offer us than companionship and unconditional love. Based on multiple studies, dog owners are generally healthier and more likely to meet national fitness benchmarks than non-owners. How likely? According to the American...